Living in a hot climate like Florida usually means that the temperatures reach somewhere in the 90s and above during the spring and summer months. For swimming pool maintenance, this can mean extra work. But if you don’t take the time to keep your pool in top condition, you can run up additional maintenance costs. Here are a few ways to maintain your pool during hot days.

Checking Pool Circulation

Proper pool circulation not only helps keep the pool clean, but it’s essential to swimming pool maintenance in hot temperatures. It’s recommended that your main pump operate 8-12 hours per day. This time frame may vary based on the type of pool you have.

Brush, Brush, and Brush Some More

Yes, we know everyone dreads brushing, but brushing helps prevent algae from taking root. During hotter temperatures brushing two to three times a week, instead of the usual one, will help you hold back any algae. If algae is left untreated you could end up with a high cost for maintaining your pool. 

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Skimming the Surface

Blistering hot days usually lead to plant and tree debris winding up in your pool more often. Those decaying debris can be a major contributor to the growth of algae. To keep up on your swimming pool maintenance we recommend upping the number of times you skim your pool. Shoot for morning or evening hours to skim to avoid the hottest parts of the day. 

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Monitor Chlorine Levels More Frequently

While we all love the sun, it can be pretty damaging to your pool water’s chlorine concentration. The sun’s UV rays can degrade and dissipate chlorine in as little as two hours.  This can be a huge issue when fighting off algae. You can fight this by chemical testing more frequently and continue to have optimal chlorine levels.

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Visit Florida’s Largest Home Show

If you’re having pool issues or you’re thinking about getting a new pool, stop by the upcoming Florida’s Largest Home Show. Our vendors will be here to answer questions and set up quote appointments to get you started on your dream pool.